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Does this mean He will help us overcome difficulties in this life?

Ephesians 3:20 - "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us"... I, at first, read this as being about Heaven. A ...
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Origin and details of -10 to +10 model of becoming a Christian

I've heard of a model for showing how a person can become a Christian: they start at -10 (as far away from God as possible) and gradually work their way to 0 (becoming a Christian) and then, ...
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Mark 10:29-30 vs Matthew 19:28-29: when will we receive our reward?

Why is there a difference between Mark 10:29-30 and Matthew 19:28-29? Matthew 19:28-29 (NIV) Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on ...
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What does Leviticus 25:10 mean in context?

The Liberty Bell has an inscription with a quote from Leviticus 25:10: "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." My question is, what does that quote mean in its ...
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Did Jesus mean a truly spiritual man should feel this rewarded NOW, or in the world to come?

"Mark 10:28-31: Then Peter began to say to Him, "See, we have left all and followed You." So Jesus answered and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or ...
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Vain Repetition in Prayers, What Does it mean?

Matthew 6:7 New Living Translation "When you pray, don't babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and ...
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What exactly are 'private vows'?

What exactly are private vows? After somebody I vaguely know noted that she has taken private vows, I have been rather too fearful to admit my ignorance. I went home, looked through the Code of Canon ...
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Are people 'made for each other'? [duplicate]

If Eve was made by Yahweh to be a partner for Adam, are we able to then accurately know that there really is someone out there 'made for you'? And if so, does this partnership (even if not called a ...
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how does the bible WORD FOR WORD say that homosexuality is wrong? [duplicate]

I'm just really curious and trying to put down some speculations my friends and I have.
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When were the Hades and the lake of fire created?

Has the matter of when the Hades and the lake of fire were created ever been considered in Christianity? Were they, for example, created before the fall of man or afterwards? Are there any well-known ...
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Why did Pope Francis raise the minimum age for being granted 'Monsignor' from 35 to 65 years?

'Monsignor' is used for priests who have received certain specific honorary awards or who hold certain offices. The grant is subject to the criteria of the Holy See, including a minimum age, which ...
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What is the context of the Word in Mark and Luke as regards the buying and preparing of the spices? [closed]

I have a question about the context of the scriptures as relates to the buying and preparing of the burial spices for messiah. Now the question does not involve other scripture but only the buying in ...
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Do Christians typically switch denominations?

This question involves a few intertwined issues, but generally the question is: is it normal for Christians to switch denominations? Or is it considered "flaky"? For example, my parents went to a ...
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How can we trust in church [closed]

How can we trust Bible if it is written by humans and keeping in mind that there were thousands of scriptures but only some were put in the Bible, so maybe something important is actually missing? How ...
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Why did God create us as we are [closed]

Do children and infants go straight to heaven? If so than abortion and child murder is a good thing because it guarantees access to heaven, because it will only get harder as you experience further ...
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What does the Church say about the statements that the Pope Benedict XVI made in the book “God and the World”?

In response to my earlier question, apocalypse_info_click_here answered: While that article in particular is a hoax... Each point in particular has been made and is old news. Benedict ...
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In the following Scriptures joy fills Heaven when a sinner repents, conversely is there great sorrow when an unsaved rejects salvation?

Matthew 23:37 KJV O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen ...
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Does Romans 7:20 contradict Genesis 4:7?

In contrast with Romans 7:20: But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. Genesis 4:7: states 7“If you do well, will not ...
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Which encyclical talks about the Mass as a sacrifice?

I am interested to know if there are any encyclicals which specifically compare the sacrifice of the Mass with the Temple sacrifices of the old Testament, wherein Jesus himself takes the place of the ...
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Huxley? Agnoticism and Christianity. Both at the same time? [closed]

Are they call agnostic theist? I believe it's wrong to say I'm certain of things. But I want to believe in God? Knowledge and belief is two different things right? Or did I not understand Huxley's ...
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What is a non-denominational church?

Some Christians claim a non-denominational church is better. However, as a scientist I like to see all angles of the story: I was under the impression that since all Christians don't belong to one ...
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Is the idea that the pleasures we experience now are mild foretastes of Heaven Biblical?

Several authors1 have suggested that the pleasures we can experience in our lives are but a small foretaste of the pleasure we could experience in Heaven. "It is a sudden and miraculous grace that ...
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Is this proof of Heavenly joy? [closed]

I have posted questions before about why we believe Heaven is utterly joyous when it says little, that is, next to nothing, about joy in Heaven in the Bible. Hebrews 12:2-3 2 fixing our eyes on ...
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Don't The Translation missed God's words? [duplicate]

IMHO Bible Should not EVER be in any other language as a Bible , maybe as an explanation but not the main book , as it is God's word shouldn't we save it as it is? , beside this , it will be humans ...
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Possible sources of corruption in scripture a problem for creationists? [closed]

How can it be proved that there has been no "man made" corruption of the bible given the many documented, translations, interpretations, and "editings" of the text by subsequent emperors, kings, popes ...
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Was Antipas a person or is the word a symbolism for Christian?

In the Revelation chapter two verse thirteen Jesus refers to Antipas being martyred: Revelation 2:13 KJV I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest ...
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What does the Church have to say about the Pope's latest statement?

It is alleged that Pope Francis recently said that There Is No Hell Fire and Adam & Eve were Not Real. What does the Catholic Church have to say about it?
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What are the facts concerning resurrection of Jesus Christ according to general documents like the Bible, contemporary historians etc? [closed]

What are the facts concerning resurrection of Jesus Christ according to general documents like the Bible, contemporary historians etc? I mean by facts, statements that authors wrote that are actual ...
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Repentence in our everyday sins?

Repentence is not an 'easy way out' like a get-out-of-jail-free card. And doing bad things and planning to repent afterwards doesn't work, because that means you thought the things you were doing ...
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Does the Bible ever say that the Ark of the Covenant flew or levitated?

I've heard several references in History and Discovery channel type TV programs that say that the Bible talks about the Ark of the Covenant miraculously flying. Not to mention there was a line about ...
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What attributes does Jesus have from an LDS doctrinal perspective that are different from the Jesus in the Holy Trinity?

I ask this because when I read about the attributes of Jesus in the Trinity and compare him to the Jesus as explained by Mormon doctrine I find very little difference. With that being said if there ...
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What are the various types of laws that govern our world and lives? [closed]

An answer in another question makes reference to different categories of laws; specifically it references eternal law, divine law, natural law and human law. This got me thinking... does the bible ...
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Relativism and salvation [closed]

Suppose there is a man that subscribes to a traditional, Protestant worldview as described by the Apostle's Creed (i.e. Lutherans, Anglicans, Presbyterians, etc). Suppose this man has an ...
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God loves everyone… Even dictators? [closed]

God loves all humans, but does his love have limits? Can God love a person like Adolf Hitler, who killed millions of people who believed in him? What about serial murderers? Could God forgive a person ...
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Was Jesus obligated to answer the High Priest that he was the son of God?

In Matthew chapter 26 Caiaphas when questioning Jesus adjured him to declare whether or not he was the son of God. Mat 26:63 and 64 KJV But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered ...
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Is spirituality different than superstition?

Since Enlightenment we seem to have entered an age where “reality” is often confined to empirical explanations. Yet the Bible speaks of a spiritual reality that is not open to empirical investigation. ...
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Do Christians need to keep the 10 commandments? [closed]

I have read different opinions. Do Christians need to keep the 10 commandments as explained in Exodus 20? Some people say we only have to keep the two commandments that Jesus said "To love God", "To ...
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The Cost of Salvation [closed]

My question is, did Jesus have to die for our sins? If no, then how would we have obtained salvation. If yes, if Jesus did in fact have to die for our sins, I do not understand this. Why would God ...
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Was the Scapegoat of Leviticus an allusion to Barabbas at the crucifixion?

There are several similarities between the selection of the Scapegoat, and the selection of Jesus as our sacrifice. Leviticus 16:7 KJV And he shall take the two goats, and present them before ...
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If Satan is not omnipresent and supposedly wanders around like a roaring lion, how can he tempt and interact with all humans? [closed]

There are millions of human beings and there is no way that Satan can interact/tempt all of us in a one-on-one relationship. So how does Satan perform his evil works? I know that I am a sinner and ...
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Why did the early Christian church stop building and worshiping in temples?

The use of temples was central during the Old and New Testaments. Christ himself even cleansed the temple by throwing out the money changers who were defiling his Fathers house. John 2:16 Why did that ...
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Are sinners in Satan's kingdom?

OK, people seem to agree who is in Christ's kingdom. But if there is a Satan's kingdom. Are non-Christians or sinners part of his kingdom? what does that say about rich evil politicians? Does the ...
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Is Satan's kingdom here on earth?

Reading Matthew 12:26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? I cant seem to pin point where is his kingdom? Evil men dont seem to be united?
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Is God in control? [closed]

I have been confused by several people telling me different things concerning God being in control. Is God in control over each detail of our lives? For example: who we get married to who we date ...
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Interpreting the Bible as a cultural piece of literature?

A lot of churches I've gone to and conversations I've had with family and friends always speak so absolute and/or literal about the bible. Are there thoughts on the bible as being a cultural piece of ...
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What is the biblical support for the original sin being an infinite sin?

I have heard a few times recently things like "an infinite sin debt requires an infinite Savior". What is the biblical basis for coming to the conclusion that Adam's sin was infinite?
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Does the Bible suggest that there would be a literal apostasy of the early Christian church?

In 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and Acts 20:29 I interpret them to mean that there would be a literal apostasy of the early Christian church or is there another meaning to them that I am missing? 2 ...
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What is the basis that many mainstream Christian groups justify labeling groups like the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses as Non Christians?

If there is no clear definition stemming from the Bible of what makes one a Christian, how does mainstream Christianity justify labeling groups like the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses as Non ...
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What's the difference between resurrection and revival?

Okay, now this question about resurrections in the Bible has me wondering what the difference between resurrection and revival is. If resurrection "returns them to their proper embodied state, in ...
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Are there exactly 12 resurrections in the Bible?

During a sermon I heard the pastor saying that there are 12 resurrections in the Bible. Are there more than 12, less or exactly 12 resurrections in the Bible? At the moment I can remember the ...

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